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Some of the most breathtaking free-skiing ever filmed has been added to the upcoming Winter Games’ Adventure Film Festival.

Documentary Few Words follows modern skiing pioneer Candide Thovex for two years as he tackles some of the most audacious free-ski runs he can find.

It’s one of four movies on the festival’s final ‘best of’ night at Queenstown’s Memorial Centre on Sunday, August 25. 

A total of 25 different films will screen from August 19-25 at Reading Cinemas, Queenstown, and Cinema Paradiso in Wanaka.

Few Words is joined by Cascada, about kayakers in the Mexican jungle searching for a perfect waterfall and 1st Afghan Ski Challenge which follows Afghan skiers learning the ropes for Afghanistan’s first downhill race.

In fourth film In Road to Karakol, an athlete takes his bike across Kyrgyzstan with a few mostly-accurate maps and vocabulary of 10 Kyrgyz words.